Its with deepest regret that this week we have to announce the passing of Mike Sellars, one of the keenest parkrunners at Temple Newsam you could ever meet. He was a member of St Theresas Athletics Club and was very well known and hugely respected within the Leeds running community.
A teacher in Leeds for many years, he also ran the beginner section of the club. Even if you weren't taught by him it is highly likely he handed you some refreshment whilst manning a water station if you have ever taken part in any local runs within Leeds - he was almost a fixture at them all.
His daughter Liz and his wife were with him, and before Liz returns to New Zealand Mike requested that she attend Temple Newsam parkrun so she could experience why he loved it so, every Saturday morning. We of course will be marking this moment at the weekend and request that all runners please wear green for the occasion - green being the club colours of St Theresas.